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Super 30: Sallisaw's Ben Oberste building his own legacy

Ben Oberste grew up admiring his older brother Matt, but now he is making his own path at quarterback.
BY ANTHONY SLATER Staff Writer Published: July 9, 2012

Last season, his second as the starting quarterback, Ben threw for 1,771 yards and 20 touchdowns, while also rushing for 753 yards and 13 touchdowns.

That consistent two-way production spoke volumes, earning the 6-foot-2, 203-pound quarterback national attention.

And in April, Ben officially committed to Tulsa, gaining the Division I football scholarship his brother never received.

“Once we tempered his emotions as a sophomore, we knew he could be something special, because of his speed and scores in the weight room,” Benson said. “The one thing he needed to temper was his emotions, because he plays like a linebacker at quarterback.”

As for what he will play at Tulsa, Ben, who was recruited as an athlete, hopes it will remain quarterback.

“I love quarterback and I'd love to play that there,” Ben said. “I know I'm not Tim Tebow, but I model my game after him.”